Day 11: The Season of the Doo Wop Pop Pop
Yea whatever you do…don’t do this LOL!
Sometimes, it’s just your season of the Dop Wop Pop Pop. For many of you who don’t know what that means, it’s a coin phrase used for background singers. Like you’re on the stage, you’re in your moment…well not really YOUR moment but your working behind the scenes of someone else’s dream. Here are a few things you need to know about being in your Doo Wop Pop Pop season:
- It’s not about you. Sorry boo. You didn’t know? It’s a test of your performance. I strongly believe, it’s God’s way of seeing how you will carrying yourself even when the spotlight isn’t on you.
- Ok, so it’s not about you…can you still be consistent. Are you going to sing as hard as possibly as you can even though you will never get the chance to sing your solo on THAT stage?
- Character Counts: Background singers endure quite a bit. Your randomly “shh-ed”. Your put on the spot if you sing the wrong key. You can mess up the set if you don’t know what you’re doing. However, it’s better to mess up here and quickly recover.
The list can go on and on but I think you get the gist. Sometimes…your just a Doo Wop Pop Pop chick and guess what THAT’S OK. That means YOUR season is coming. If it was not, there would be no reason why God would allow certain circumstances to shape and mold you. Not just for now but for your next season. Take a breather love. A great example of a Doo Wop Pop Pop singer was Elisha. When he was selected to follow Elijah, Elijah told to him go away LOL. Many of us would say “Hold up now, Prophet Elijah. YOU threw your mantle on me?! How you gonna say NEVER mind? Nah, you good!”. What Elisha, by God’s grace was able to realize, was it was a test to see “Do you want this? Are you willing to pay the price for greatness?”. Elisha politely obliged. Read it for yourself:
“So Elijah left there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat. Elisha was plowing with twenty-four bulls, and was with the last two. Elijah passed by him and threw his coat on him. 20 And he left the bulls and ran after Elijah and said, “Let me kiss my father and mother. Then I will follow you.” And Elijah said to him, “Return. For what have I done to you?” 21 So Elisha returned from following him. He took his two bulls and killed them. Then he boiled their flesh over a fire, burning the wood cross-pieces the bulls used to pull the load. And he gave the meat to the people, and they ate. Then Elisha got up and followed Elijah and served him”-1 King 19:19-21
Don’t deny yourself of God’s blessings because you can’t endure the Doo Wop Pop Pop season. Trust me you will go through the same process again and again and again. Do yourself a favor, pass the first time. If your like me and have had to hit your head against the same wall at least a hundred times, it’s still not too late!